Families & Children
Our 11am Sunday service has a Children’s Club for ages aprox. 3-11 years durring part of the service. Children join together with the adults in church for the start of the service and then go to their own groups later.
Our Family Service on the 1st Sunday of the month includes a children’s talk and the children join in with more of the service. They normally have a short time in their own groups.
A DIY creche is always available in the Vestry. Toys are provided and there is a speaker to allow you to hear the service.
The Club With No Name – A Christian youth club for 10-15 year-olds. 7.15pm – 9pm, Tuesdays in term time, Warbleton Church Rooms. In the summer we sometimes meet on the green in Rushlake Green, weather permitting. We also occasionally have trips out e.g. to go bowling. Contact Tony Welford (01435 812514) for details.
Warblers – after school club, Mondays in term time at Punnett’s Town Community Primary School
Little Warblers Toddlers’ Group – Tuesdays in term time – 10am – 11:30am – Warbleton Church Rooms
Toys, fun and games, friendly conversation, Bible story, songs, refreshments & snacks. £1 per family.
On the Saturday before Easter Sunday, we hold a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, with a chance to hear about the Easter story, at the church at 2pm.
Our Christingle Family Service is the 1st Sunday in December at 11am
On Christmas Eve we hold our Crib service for children and families at 4pm (with real live donkey!)
We of course take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Where appropriate, our volunteers have regular DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. We comply with all the relevant national and diocesan guidelines and policies including Protecting All God’s Children: The Policy for Safeguarding Children in the Church of England (4th edition, 2010). Any concerns relating to those connected to the church can always be raised with our Parish Safeguarding Officer, although if a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of serious harm, the police or social services should be contacted as a matter of urgency. Our parish safeguarding policy and safeguarding officer’s details can be found at: Safeguarding_Policy_Statement 2018.2 Web Version (PDF) and are displayed in church, along with further information. Helpful material is to be found on the diocesan safeguarding website and the Church of England website.